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Derek Walmsley

Two highly recommended You Tube selections for you – on the Fact Magazine site Droid of the Woofah magazine and the Wearie website has selected 20 ridiculously good ragga tracks. I'm unacquainted with quite a lot of it, but there's several foundational beats here, including some of the rhythms that forged reggaeton. With artists with name such as Major Mackerel and Gregory Peck, you can't really go wrong.

If your appetite was whetted for Omar Souleyman by Clive Bell's piece in The Wire 304, check out this video. I can hardly imagine how good weddings in Syria must be.

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